Little Voice: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Little Voice

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Little Voice's earnest tune is a little too familiar, but a winsome cast led by Brittany O'Grady and catchy music from Sara Bareilles make for a breezy summer binge.

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Critic Ratings: 28

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User Ratings: 22

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Air date: Jul 10, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Little Voice Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (14)

Every scene with Valdez is wonderful - moving, funny, bittersweet. He is the real heart of "Little Voice," regardless of who Bess winds up going with.

Jul 9, 2020 | Full Review…

While it often crosses the line into saccharine, Little Voice is an engine of joy, driven by great music and even catchier, unforgettable characters.

Jul 9, 2020 | Full Review…

One thing that distinguishes "Little Voice" from other musical theater-meets-karaoke shows of its type is that it acknowledges its own crowd-pleasing tendencies.

Jul 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Little Voice is upfront about what it is: not just earnest, but charming, and more successful than not at exploring the inner life of a woman who can write songs that sound a lot like they've been on the radio for years.

Jul 8, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

There's little enough realism intruding on Little Voice, though, to make it something of an escapist treat, and a musical one.

Jul 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Bess's songs always sound smooth and polished, which contradicts their supposed purpose as messy personal statements.

Jul 6, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Substance abuse, language, in sweet fable about stardom.

Jul 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At times the series can be far too self-indulgent, lingering for too long on a sequence as Bess struggles to write a song or find the perfect lyric. But for the most part the show's inherent earnestness is well suited for the story it is telling.

Jul 14, 2020 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

Yes, those who love musical performances, New York, and the work of Sara Bareilles will likely find a lot to enjoy here, but overall Little Voice is mostly as a disappointment.

Jul 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Little Voice is a charming coming-of-age tale which strikes just the right balance between winsome and world-weary.

Jul 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Above all, Little Voice is a show full of life and a profound love for what music means to those who devote their lives to its creation.

Jul 13, 2020 | Full Review…

You can slather a hip new coat of paint on it, but Little Voice is still familiar in every which way.

Jul 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Little Voice: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    Beautiful and addictive songs?: Yes. Memorable Performances (More from Brittany O'Grady) ?: Obviously. Disappoint ?: Whoever says yes is wrong. This is Little Voice: Season 1, which will leave incredible moments while you will enjoy music in its full and wonderful splendor.
  • 3d ago
    Wish each episode was longer.
  • 6d ago
    This show is very close to being excellent, but its faults are intrinsic and unlikely to be addressed or overcome. It's simply TWEE, in the saddest sense of that term. Music: excellent, casting: excellent, cinematography: excellent. Script and direction: so sweet, it's cloying. I also wonder why the character Louie's disability is never addressed straight-on. It's valiant to cast an actor on the spectrum in a role of a man with autism. In my experience, I've been told a child or adult is on the spectrum. It's a way of sorting newcomers to figure out who is informed and capable of dealing. We know something is different, but aren't told what. Louie's character breaks the rom-com/rom-drama, and I find it gives texture. The father's backstory flattened that character in one episode in the studio. That's too bad, because there was real potential. As wonderful as the animal actors are, that's where the cheek-pinching cuteness comes in: the scripted interaction is a cotton candy version of what being a dog walker in NYC is really like. This version of that job dilutes the persona of the character. It's an unnecessary armload of silly-cutsey-WHOA!-OOPS!. The first couple of episodes featured a lot of new musical faces. That seems to have fallen away, and it's a shame. Having a talented musical lead character in a city of talented musical people felt viable. I hope the narrative isn't isolating the lead for romantic interludes, when she's still supposed to be in the city.
  • Jul 24, 2020
    Its like a semi realistic feel good type show. Diverse cast and the main character is an actual character rather than a shell of person that you root for because they have the most screen time. The music is actually good which was my main concern when starting this show.
  • Jul 24, 2020
    Wow. This series hit me. It is still hitting me!!(New episode every friday). This is my favorite series of all time. Timeless, Happy, Romantic, Incredible, Touching, Simple, Musical. This series is Perfect! I've rewatched it 3 times, it's actually the best!
  • Jul 20, 2020
    A charming ode to music, song-writing and the courage to express oneself. Mostly a "light" watch, there is enough complexity and nuance to the characters and story to keep you invested. I have seen a few reviews saying that the "stakes" are not high enough. But I think these critics are missing the beauty in the simplicity of the show's premise. Sara Bareilles' thumb-print on this show is unmistakeable and makes for a delightful experience.
  • Jul 18, 2020
    I believe that this show could really resonate with those struggling to find their own inner strength and place within the world. This show offers hope and resilience, reminding the audience that you aren't alone - there are things of beauty found in the lowest of times. I truly appreciate Sara Bareilles' artistry and voice she shares in this wonderful show. Brittany O'Grady shows her own talent and makes the audience feel her vulnerability and growth as the main lead. I absolutely love that this show has its own fresh soundtrack and I love that I can relate to the characters throughout the show in ways I haven't before in other TV shows. I love Little Voice, I love the music and I truly hope this series continues in the midst of these isolated times. It really does bring hope, art, understanding and love to those seeking a lifeline and trying to make sense of their place in the world. At least it does for me.
  • Jul 13, 2020
    Authentic, joyful, and beautiful. This show is a gift to so many of us in these dark times. Thank you Jessie Nelson, Sara Bareilles, and J.J. Abrams.
  • Jul 12, 2020
    This show is incredible, also the songs have a nice message. just watch it.
  • Jul 12, 2020
    Super enjoyable with great music and good performances. It's predictable but it doesn't matter. It's a good series we need right now with what's going on.

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